All Aboard Florida announces
Fort Lauderdale station location
Today marks another significant milestone for All Aboard Florida. This morning, we announced the location and plans for our Fort Lauderdale station, which will be located on parcels of land adjacent to the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) corridor on NW 2nd Avenue, between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street. Located in the northern portion of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the station will catalyze growth, spur job creation and stimulate underutilized areas.
Planning and design is underway for the Fort Lauderdale station â€“ one of four planned along the All Aboard Florida route. The station development will include a multi-story lobby which will accommodate ticketing and luggage handling. The lobby will connect to an elevated passenger lounge with comfortable seating and food and beverage offerings for customers. The facility will also accommodate other transportation systems so passengers can conveniently reach their end destinations. The selected station location was chosen to provide convenient connections to the Sun Trolley, Broward County Transit system and the future Wave Streetcar.
â€œFor decades, Broward Countyâ€™s residents and businesses have advocated for passenger rail in the FEC corridor, and soon that vision will become a reality with All Aboard Florida,â€ said Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief. â€œThe downtown Fort Lauderdale station will help stimulate our economy and boost our tourism industry.â€
â€œThis is an exciting day for the City of Fort Lauderdale. All Aboard Floridaâ€™s station will be an ideal complement to the forward-thinking transportation initiatives and development we have planned for our city and aligns with our â€œFast Forward Fort Lauderdaleâ€ vision,â€ said City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. â€œJackâ€ Seiler. â€œThis intercity passenger rail system, station and transit oriented development will continue to solidify our city as a world class destination and a great place to live, work and play.â€
All Aboard Floridaâ€™s three other stations will be located in Orlando, as part of the International Airportâ€™s new Intermodal Station; in downtown Miami on 9 acres bordered by NW 1st Avenue and the elevated MetroRail tracks between NW 8th and NW 1st Streets and on two acres of land bordered by NW 1st Court and NW 2nd Avenue between NW 7th and NW 6th Streets; and in West Palm Beach on two acres of land bordered by the FEC corridor and Rosemary Avenue between Datura and Evernia Streets.
The architect for the stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach is Florida-based Zyscovich Architects in association with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, who are leading the overall design and planning efforts for the All Aboard Florida program.
The momentum continues to build as we mark another significant milestone. 2014 is poised to be another exciting year.
All Aboard Florida Team
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